James P. Gorman is chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. He joined the firm in February 2006 and was named copresident in December 2007.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch. Prior to this, he was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and began his career as an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.
Among his civic activities, Gorman serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and co-chair of the board of overseers of the Columbia Business School and is a member of the Financial Services Forum, the Business Council, and the Business Roundtable.
He formerly served as president of the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, co-chair of the Partnership for New York City, chair of the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and co-chair of the business committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Gorman earned a bachelor of arts and law degree from the University of Melbourne and a master of business administration from Columbia University.